Wednesday, November 30, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 7: Say your Piece

Can you believe we are half way through this!?!?  I am having so much fun and I hope you are enjoying all of the shops and giveaways!

I love Say Your Piece.  They have SO many cute things.  Like this:

How cute is that for a wedding gift?  Any bride would love it! What I am loving right now, are all of Eileen's ornaments.  There are so many I love it is hard to choose.  

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Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas is your choice of any ornament.    Which one will you choose?  Maybe this one:

or this one?

12 Days of Christmas Day 6: Ring Around the Rosies

If you have a baby or if you love bows, this giveaway is for you!  Jaima at Ring Around the Rosies, specializes in ribbons, bows and other adorable things for your little one.  These are a few of my favorites:

12 Days of Christmas Day 6: Back Porch Shoppe

Everyone has someone on their Christmas list who was just recently (or soon will be) married, or just had a baby. The Back Porch Shoppe is the perfect place to find a unique and beautiful gift!

In Darline's shop you will find only the finest in vintage inspired, 100% handcrafted signs (over 200 of them!) with enduring quality, all aged & distressed capturing the beauty of a vanished world. She loves anything old, worn, vintage, & romantic.  Darlene also does the cutest Christmas ornaments.
Speaking of.....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

12 Days of Giveaways Day 5: O.C. Styles Creations!

O.C. Styles Creations is another fabulous Etsy shop I have been working with since the beginning.  This shop has everything....purses, key fobs, crayon rolls, and much more!

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The winner for Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas will have their choice of a business card holder or Java Blingz.  These are two of my favorite designs:
This card holder is perfect for quick trips or as a wallet in your purse. It's big enough to hold many cards, money, and ID. It's also great as a business card holder--Take it with you everywhere you go!! Great for storing all of those store loyalty cards that take up space in your wallet. 

This beautiful coffee/tea cuff can be adjusted to fit your coffee/tea cup. The elastic band & button allow you to fit this cuff to nearly any 12, 14 or 16 ounce coffee/tea cup.
All coffee/tea sleeves are lined with insulation--Insul Bright--keeping your drink warm & your fingers cool. I love my cuff, and it helps save the environment!

Both of these make great gifts for co-workers, secret pals, friends, family members, neighbors or teachers! (wink wink)

Monday, November 28, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 4: Scentsy!

There is nothing better to me, than a nice smelling home.  Especially around the holidays.   Pumpkin & Apple scents for the fall, Evergreen for the Winter,  and my floral ones for the Summertime.

What I have come to love, is my Scentsy warmer:
It goes perfectly in my kitchen and I don't have to worry about Jack getting into my candles!  I have also noticed the wax holds the scent way longer than the other plug in warmers out there.  Scentsy offers so many other cute things like these:

Such a cute Scentsy warmer!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 3: Kindy Garden

How cute would one of these be in your little guys room???

or one of these in your little girl's room??

Well the winner of Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas is a personalized initial print  of your choice!    Click below to read more, and to enter.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 2: Fancy Prints

I loved this giveaway so much last year that I asked Veronika at Fancy Prints to come back again this year.  I am so happy she did!  Fancy prints does fine wedding stationary and the most adorable prints that make the perfect gifts for anytime of the year!  
Fancy Prints has personalized prints in a variety of sizes for newlyweds, babies and families of all sizes!
These are just two of my favorite prints:

All of her prints are professionally printed with archival inks on the highest quality archival paper. It guarantees not to fade for up to 100-200 years. All prints are signed and dated on the back.  

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 2: From the Red Kitchen

From the Red Kitchen   has bibs, buttons and printables for all of the little ones on your list.
I love her quotable bib:

How cute would this be for pictures!?!?!

 And her handmade buttons...she has the cutest handmade buttons!   What a special touch they would add to your sewing projects! 

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Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is a set of 4 red buttons, 4 green buttons and one white large scalloped button.

Friday, November 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Bonus: Charm Design

I love bags and purses.  A girl can never have too many.  I especially love one-of-a-kind, handmade bags.  Charm Design, on Etsy, has beautiful bags...and they will for sure have one your taste and personality. 
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 Today, for our second giveaway for the 12 days of Christmas,  Ranja, from Charm Design, is giving one of you the chance to win a zipper pouch of your choice.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 1: Artwark

I imagine most of you are stuffed to the brim with turkey, stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie.  You are all planning your attack at the midnight sales.  I thought I'd get a little head start on my 12 days of Christmas and help you get some gift ideas for everyone on your list (or for youself!) Instead of heading out to the mall, grab a cup of hot chocolate and relax while you shop at Artwark, the first giveaway in my 12 Days of Christmas.  

I have been working with Artwark since I first started my blog almost 2 years ago. I continue to work with her #1 because she is so generous and artistic, and #2 because she has so many wonderful items in her shop.  The winner of today's giveaway will get this beautiful necklace:

Give Thanks...

Things I am thankful for this year:
1.  My new job
2.  The fact that I made it to Silver again with my Gap Credit card.

3.  Stuffing and Cranberries (I LOVE THANKSGIVING FOOD!!!!)
4-6 These three guys:

7.  My friends and family...they are the best
8.  Starbucks Peppermint Mochas

9.  Great TV Shows like Real Housewives, Modern Family and, Amazing Race.
10.  All of you.  Without my readers and loyal commenters, I would not be here.  Thank you for keeping me going for the past (almost) two years.  I love you all!

Whatever your plans, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the people you share it with.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

12 days of Christmas Giveaway...a reminder


Friday is the big day!!!  Take a break from all your Black Friday shopping and take a look at some great giveaways!  I will have 12 days of giveaways for you...all have great gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Be sure to check back each day.  Naughty or nice, everyone can enter!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Birthday to me, and an AMAZING giveaway for you!

Yes, it's my birthday.  Woo hoo!  Actually I have to say, this is the first time I was dreading a birthday.  This is the first year the numbers are really starting to bother me.  But there is no stopping it, so to celebrate, Jack and I went downtown for a sleepover at my sisters house.  We ate and shopped and ate some more.  Pictures of that are in the works.  In the mean time, I'll entertain you with a PG-13 picture of me.

I also want to share with you something I got in the mail today from Crayola and MyBlogSpark! I LOVE IT!

And since Jack is OBSESSED with Cars, I know he will love it too! And with the holidays coming, this is the perfect gift for any little (or bigger) one!

Remember how cool it was to receive the Crayola 64 Box with the built-in sharper as a holiday gift when you were growing up? Just imagine how excited your kids will be to turn an iPad into an interactive coloring book using burnt sienna, carnation pink and a rainbow of Crayola colors from the Crayola digital 64 Box! The Crayola 
ColorStudio HD app and iMarker let kids’ imaginations run wild as they color moving, animated scenes that come alive with music, sound effects and hidden surprises. The app is free on iTunes App Store with the purchase of the iMarker for $29.99 at Toys R Us, Best Buy, the Apple Store

  • Kids can select from 64 colors in the digital Crayola 64 Box and then use the iMarker to create the look of Crayola crayons, markers, paints and colored pencils as the stylus interacts with an iPad. The digital coloring pages respond with movement and sound as the pages come alive as kids color.
  • Animated images stop moving on the screen so kids can easily color them in without going outside of the lines, so objects look picture perfect when they start moving again. Tidy up your page with an eraser function or an “undo” arrow that removes larger areas of color.
  • In addition, kids can save their work in a gallery to be emailed, printed or uploaded to Facebook (mom’s account, and with her permission and help of course!), and also free draw, play interactive games and create their own customized coloring pages they can print and color off-line.
The best part is one of my wonderful readers will win the following: 

  • (1) Crayola Story Studio Comic Maker:
  • (1) Crayola Story Studio Fairy Tale Maker: Disney Princesses
  • (1) Crayola Story Studio Adventure Maker: Disney/Pixar Cars
  • (1) Crayola iMarker to use with the ColorStudio HD app for iPad
  • (1) Free download of the ColorStudio HD app
This is a $60 value!!!!

“Disclosure: The Crayola High Tech Holiday prize pack, product information and prize pack for giveaway have been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.”

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enter below and please, tell your friends!  

Friday, November 18, 2011

one week

See that big red banner up there?

In just one week the fabulous 12 days of Christmas Giveaway will begin.   12 days of fun, holiday cheer and prizes will take place.  I suggest you tell everyone you know and please post my button on your blog!


Fall fill it.

1.   A nervous habit I have is     biting my nails.  I can't stop!!!!   .

2.   Something that makes me sad is   Bullying.  It is sad that kids treat others that way      .

3.  Today I am thankful for    the fact that we a full week off of work!   

4. My favorite room in my house is    my kitchen.  It is all new and I spend a lot of time there.    .

5.  I can't stand    fake friends.  That's all I'll say about that ; ) .

6.  If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would    buy my husband a new back window for his car.  I scratched it a few months ago and have not replaced it yet .

7.  The last person I hung out with was    my two friends from first grade.  We went to dinner last night to celebrate our birthdays!  

Join the fun at The Little Things We Do, and have a great Friday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wordless(ish) Wednesday....a diaper and a smile

Jack is now in the naked phase.  He loves taking his clothes off, and running around.  So I had to take some pictures.....

 If only being in a diaper made everyone this happy.....

Have a great Wednesday.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

better late than never.....

Maybe you don't know, but I am addicted to pinterest....still.  The love has not faded.  And in my browsing one night, I saw a great idea for remembering all of the things your child loves at each age. 
This is my version....
notice the new short spikey do?
I hope your weekend is relaxing and enjoyable. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Friday fill it

1.   My favorite new blog of the moment is     Smitten Kitchen  .

2.   Something I am thankful for is   my new job.  I love it.      

3.  Something that made me laugh this week was    My son.  He makes me laugh daily   .

4. An item that is currently on my wish list is    nice comfy winter pj's   .

5.  I am excited about    Having the whole week of Thankgiving off of work!!! 

6.  If I were a color I would be     camel/tan  IT goes with everything, and it's classic .

7.  My favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is by    coffee, shopping, cuddling and some tv  .

Have a great Friday, and a great weekend!  Please join in on the fun over at the little things we do.